Silca announces a special edition of their SUPERPISTA ULTIMATE Floor Pump in collaboration with artist Caitlin Fielder
Indianapolis / Amsterdam 9th February 2022 – Silca announces today the launch of a limited edition of 5 unique pieces of the SUPERPISTA ULTIMATE, their top-of-the-line floor pump, developed in collaboration with New Zealand artist Caitlin Fielder.
The artist is becoming a well-known name in the cycling industry, where she has painted plenty of shoes and frames– yes, including those special edition ones that you saw Tadej Pogačar wearing on the last edition of the male Tour de France, and now for the first time, she's endeavouring into other accessories together with Silca.
The art painted on the pumps was inspired by the four seasons, with the 5th being a blend of the five of them, in the artist's words:
I really wanted to make the pumps have a similar theme, but also for each to be individual and be a unique stand-alone piece of artwork. I based each pump roughly off of the four seasons, with the 5th black and white pump being a mix between all four seasons.Caitlin Fielder, Artist.
Being a professional trail runner, Caitlin Fielder gathers a lot of inspiration from the outdoors, where she spends a vast amount of time.
For Silca, this was a great opportunity to create unique pieces that show their love for craftsmanship and products that speak for themselves about their commitment to detail, excellence, and passion for cycling.
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SILCA was founded in 1917 by Felice Sacchi outside of Milan, Italy and was well-known for the first company to put gauges on pumps, the first to produce a true ‘high-pressure’ frame pump and the first to work with revolutionary lightweight material plastic after the end of WWII, and later the first to bring CO2 to roadside inflation. Today SILCA is located in Indianapolis, IN where it continues to build iconic products that utilize the finest materials and craftsmanship available while pushing technological boundaries by leveraging the most modern engineering and manufacturing practices and materials.
New Zealand artist Caitlin Fielder is a self-taught contemporary portrait and figurative artist. A long time hobby artist Caitlin recently took her work professional and now bases herself out of Andorra in the Pyrenees.
Caitlins niche work customising cycling shoes began when she created a hand painted pair of cycling shoes for her partner George Bennett to wear in the Tour de France in 2015. Once the shoes were seen live during the race, the interest in her custom painted shoes grew and the commissions started flowing in. Since then her business is largely hand painting and customising cycling shoes, working with companies like Shimano, Nimbl, Specialized, Garneau, Silca, Chapter2, BUFF to create special one off custom shoes and also working with many of the professional cyclists in the peloton. She also works on many portraits, both animal and human.
As Caitlin explores her unique skill set she is venturing further and further into her creative niche as she creates more original pieces, both abstract and realistic.